Tell 'em he's dreaming: Tent for rent in Sydney for $130 a week

A Sydney landlord is advertising a backyard tent for AU$130 a week in rent.

The advert, posted to Sydney Facebook group Inner West Housemates, says AU$200 in bond is also required.

"We have space available from May 24 onwards to stay at my place in Sydenham," it reads.

"Includes all bills and $100/week of communal food that you can add to at your leisure."

Despite the tent being pitched outside in the yard, the successful applicant would have to "be quite clean and take on responsibilities for cleaning in the house."

The tent was also listed on Airbnb at AU$36 a night, the "swag tent" described as a "bargain", but that post was quickly removed.

Tent for rent in Sydney
The strange ad went viral on social media (Facebook/supplied)

Staying outside could be a blessing in disguise for any would-be campers however - the ad states the flatmates are "part of the doof world". As in 'doof-doof' music.

It's not the first sub-standard housing on offer in Australia's tough rental market. An airbed on the kitchen floor was advertised for AU $15 a night in Canberra last year, reports The Daily Telegraph, and a 'Harry Potter suite' earlier this year in Sydney went on the market at AU$20 a night.

In 2013, a 23-year-old Sydney man was revealed to be spending AU$215 a week to live on a balcony.

The average rent in Sydney for a one-bedroom apartment in the city is about AU$600 a week.

As of Friday morning, no tents were available for rent on Trade Me.